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's royal family to its former prime minister, the allegations of hacking by rupert murdoch's media empire could have a global impact. east africa's drought is labeled the world's worst, but with so many in need, why is one refugee camp in kenya completely empty? and it is a question of identity. for native americans, the system has long helped define their tribes, but times have changed. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. another day and yet more extraordinary revations in the hacking scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's media empire. first came a story that the news of the world reporters tried to buy top-secret information about the royal family from one of its protection officers. in a separate case, another murdoch paper is alleged to have targeted personal liberation of the former prime minister when he was chancellor. >> the head of state, the royal family, her and their security is the duty of the police in the royal protection branch. the integrity of those officers must surely be beyond a doubt, but this morning, i learned that "news of the world"
the rupert murdoch hacking scandal. several top politicians are turning their eyes on his media empire. >> with the ink barely dry on the final edition of "use of the world," rupert murdoch -- news of the world," rupert murdoch flies to the u.k. to handle the problem personally. smiles for the cameras, calls for brooks to resign are increasing. one of the more damaging allegations is the acting of a phone of a 13-year-old murder victim. >> this puts the spotlight on his son. if he is vulnerable, rupert murdoch himself is a lightning rod. >> and rupert murdoch is currently the head of the international arm. >> and james murdoch cannot deny this knowledge or responsibility. >> hundreds of the employees at the magazine have lost their jobs. fired with only three months' pay, news corp. promised that they would try to find them more positions. there is evidence that business is being hurt already. a multibillion-dollar merger deal could be put on hold and there are fears that there could be more investigations into the holding of news corp.. >> this after it -- this afternoon's concern are
would this have on the global empire of rupert murdoch? we are joined from new york by the media editor for the "financial times." thank you for joining us. news corp. shares are down. is the scandal in danger of in danger in the entire empire? >> i think you have to separate the two things. is there any allegation that similar behavior was taking place in any of the u.s. operations? there are no allegations. this is a fast-moving investigation. we don't know what it will throw up next. clearly, there has been contamination to the way that investors in the u.s. and around the world, they see the risks attached to part of the business they never paid much attention to, the u.k. newspapers. they are slow-growing and shrinking assets that were not a big part of the investor focus until last week. >> one group has accused rupert murdoch of treating the company like a family candy jar. do you think there could be growing unease among investors? >> for context, these are relatively small institutional investors. they have added this to their libby of complaints. we are picking up concern abou
but faded. >> steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. >> the deputy prime minister has asked rupert murdoch to do the decent and sensible thing and to reconsider his bid to take over satellite television channel bskyb. clegg spoke after meeting the families of thithey schoolgirl -- the schoolgirl. this is a subject that's touching all of us, not only in the social media world, but also in the business world. >> absolutely. the pressure is unbelievable at the moment. i will talk about the share prices in a moment. this is what investors are looking at at the moment. the cultural cemetery of britain says he will not make a rush decision. we know he has written to regular -- written to regulators seeking advice. there's speculation that the takeover will be referred back to the competition commission, which could involve a lengthy investigation into whether mr. rupert murdoch, news corp., his management team would be proper to own bskyb. clegg made those comments a few moments ago. let's listen to what he said about this deal. >> the bskyb bid -- rupert murdoch is now in town in london. i would simp
, meanwhile rupert murdoch the paper' owner is deep in damage control. elizabeth palmer reports. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived in london, conspicuously reading a copy of his notorious cameras, then smiled for the cameras as he went out for dinner with rebekah brooks his embattled ceo. the scandal has cost him one of his most profitable papers. staff leaving "news of the world" for the last time put a brave face on the murdoch decision to shut it down. the "news of the world" was the best selling newspaper in britain, a cheeky blend of skin, scandal and gotcha journalism, scarily aimed at british working people who enjoyed seeing the rich and the powerful taken down a peg or two, but not families touched by grief. the "news of the world" is under police investigation for hacking into voice mails belonging to relatives of fallen soldiers and a murdered teenager. journalists also hacked into the phones of celebrities who found out and sued. it was james, rupert murdoch's son and heir apparent who authorized a reported million-dollar out of court settlement to at least one of the hacking v
. there is a serious grumbling taking place. rupert murdoch's "news of the world" at tabloid is dead. >> they would go and do anything. >> even breaking the law? >> absolutely. >> that is a former editor and reporter of "news of the world," now defunct because rupert murdoch's company has killed it because they were packing into voice-mail -- hacking into voice-mails over the years, the families of victims of terrorism. even by british tabloids -- >> when you say that, you are moving the corporate rupert murdoch and the ascent was made by "news of the world, made a lot of money by it appealing to siliceous instance and naked girls and murders. he became a huge world actor. now it is coming to haunt him. he is an extraordinary operator, so he will get away from this, but closing the newspaper? >> also, through the media conglomerate, owns the fox tv, "the wall street journal" -- >> which is why this is on page one of "the new york times." >> and "the washington post." murdoch is just about to buy complete control of the big network, television network, and that is in doubt now. what you see is that in
and rupert murdoch left a restaurant last night. by allowing media access like this, news corporation is keen to convey a message that it's all business as usual. rebekah brooks stopped to help a photographer who fell over in the melee. it's understood she could soon be interviewed by police as a witness, though she says she knew nothing about phone hacking when she was editor of "news of the world." other news international exec tizz are said to be cooperating fully with the police inquiry. earlier, rupert murdoch gave a very public show of settlement to rebekah brooks. she's said to have offered her resignation twice, only to be turned down. asked what her priority was now, he said this one, referring to her. the murdoches, father and son, refused to answer any detailed questions when they faced the media. it's been a bruising few days for the murdoch empire, but even tougher days lie ahead. more revelations and more arrests are expected. the house of commons could vote to delay the bskyb takeover until the criminal investigation into hacking has been completed. that multibillion pound deal
on the right with rupert murdoch on the left. she could be questioned by police today. les hinton told investigators in 2007 that the firm hiking was limited to one reporter. news internation nal said that that conclusion was based on an examination of 2,500 e-mails. but the shocking resch lagss continued to pile up and i suppose the rest is history and now media mogul rupert murdoch has flown no to take part in what is just a mench. he's trying to save the takeover of his british sky broadcasting known as b sky b. it does have the backing of news corps. despite that monday's independence says the deal appears, quote, dead in the water, pauline. >> well, charles, let's take a look at how all of this has affected the stock. it's dented news corps shares. it was one of the worst performing stocks on the sydney today, down 5.1%. at the close on this monday, it was selling at 15 aussie dollars. with the deal in question, it could slide even further. charles? >> don has been following this saga and joins us outside the house of commons. dan, what is the mood. is there a mood to stifle this
and bob schieffer on the count down to d-day. the alleged underhanded tactics of rupert murdoch's newspaper may now include stealing the medical records of britain's first family. liz palmer has the latest. u.s. troops are being cheated out of their money. armen keteyian's investigation shows us that it's happening on their own posts. and passing the wand. michelle miller on "harry potter" fans taking the magic into the future. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, with the car heading for a cliff, republicans and democrats are arguing about whether to turn left or turn right and they are fast running out of road. a deal to raise the government's borrowing limit will have to be done soon or the u.s. will default on its debts. the president and congressional leaders met again this afternoon. the hangup is whether the deal will include tax increases as the democrats insist or only spending cuts as republicans demand. we have three reports tonight on the deadline to default. first, chip reid at the white house where t
dad did, my grandfather did and it's what we do today. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch is doing damage control as there is flu fallout from britain's phone hacking scandal threatening his media empire. >> media mogul rupert murdoch faced a mob of reporters as he met with his em battled c.e.o. rebecca brooks in london. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking coverup that happened on her watch. cameras caught murdoch reading sunday's final edition of the "news of the world." the paper ended a 168-year run after news broke that journalists were hacking into phones of murder and terrorism victims for stories. >> there will have to be some kind of massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with more claims of corruption involving 9/11 victims. the paper quotes an ex-new york city cop saying news of the world reporters offered to pay him for phone records of the dead. the phone hacking scandal boiled over last week with the case of millie doweller, a british teen murdered in 2002. her pa
. in britain rupert murdoch's media empire is at the center of a widening scandal over how far tabloids will go to get a story. it started with phone hacking, but now it includes allegations of bribery. and elizabeth palmer tells us that the royal family and a former prime minister may be among victims. >> reporter: today there were widely reported allegations that in 2007 the editor of "the news of the world" tried to pay $1,500 for a confidential directory of the royal family's phone numbers. and the seller? police officers assigned to protect them who also sold the paper information on where the queen and her family would be. and there's more. accusations that another of rupert murdoch's papers the "sun," obtained the medical records of former prime minister gordon brown's baby just after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. it was rebekah brooks, murdoch's british c.e.o., who called the browns to tell them the story was running, this according to former political aid david muir. >> they didn't know how rebekah came across this information and now that it's come to light it was obtained by
media scandals straight, please? >> if you blinked today, you'd miss something. if rupert murdoch thought getting to the weekend and closing down the news of the world the sunday tabloid read by about 5 million people in this country was going to draw a line in this scandal, he was sorrily mistaken. news today that the prime minister, the former prime minister, gordon brown, may have had information by reporters not from the news of the world, in fact, but from another paper in the same stable of newspapers, that is the news international family. i've just got a tweet from -- from his wife, sara, who said so sad to learn all i am about my family's privacy. it's very personal and really hurt if it's all true. now, the allegations are that reporters from the sunday times newspaper may have tried to get information from his accountants and his banks and tried to get medical records on one of his sons who sadly has cystic fibrosis. really a quite dreadful and scandalous part of a big scandal. wasn't just the biggest guy out there today who may be a victim of this targeting. charles an
's edition of the rupert murdoch tabloid "news of the world"the paper was forced to shut down amid a widening scandal including accusations of bribery and phone hacking. it's getting worst. the "mirror" reports they tried to hack into the voice in mails of 9/11 families. gordon brown alleges reporters tried to gain access into his family's bank and medical records. also reports that a royal protection officer accepted bribes in exchange for phone numbers of the royal family itself. murdoch arrived in london as his bid to buy british sky broadcasting ran into resistance. calling the media mogul to "do the decent, sensible thing and reconsider." what does all this mean for the murdoch empire including fox news and its hold on british policy? joining us, stephanie, is this going to be the beginning of the crumbling of the fox empire? the news corporation empire? or will they hold up and keep all their people alive on this? >> well, it might be a little early to predict the demise of rupert murdoch's empire, but certainly this is chipping away at it. what we've seen today, pretty astonishing. the
range. >>> there is new fallout from britain's phone scandal that is threatening rupert murdoch's media empire. murdock is in london trying to do some damage control. >> reporter: media mogul rupert murdoch faced a mob of reporters easy met with his embattled ceo, rebecca brooks, in london. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that happened on her watch. cameras caught murdock reading sunday's final edition of the news of the world. the paper ended a 168-year run after news broke that journalists were hacking the phones of murder and terrorism victims for stories. >> there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: london's "daily mirror" tabloid is hitting murdock with more claims of corruption involving 9-11 victims. the paper quotes an ex-new york city cop saying news of the world reporters offered to pay him for phone records of the dead. the phone hacking scandal boiled over last week with a case of milly dowler, a british team murdered in 2002. her parents met with
:00 am out west. british tabloid news of the world should down, owner rupert murdoch, the murder victim's family, says has not apologized. >>> urgent talks on how to slash spending head back to the table today. >>> we begin with more stunning allegations against british tabloid "news of the world." "the daily mirror" is reporting that staffers with the now defunct paper tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims. owner rupertmurdoch arrived in london. zain verjee has all the details. >> british tabloid "the mirror" is quoting a former new york city cop that's making these allegations that "news of the world" journalists tried to hack into the mailboxes and voice mails of victims of 9/11. now, this former cop says he was contacted by "news of the world" journalists who said they would pay him to retrieve these phone records right the way through and to 9/11, calls to the relatives, to give them the ability to see exactly who the victims were talking to up until 9/11. this former new york city cop is now a private investigator and he is saying, according to "the daily mirror" report, t
over that. what the family wants is an apology from rupert murdoch. that's not happened. public opinion here is so far out ahead of the government. people are so outraged over that story as well as the overall situation with "news of the world" that the government is really jumping up here and needs to act. one of the things that they're considering is blocking this big deal, takeover bid by rupert murdoch of british sky here. people don't want to see that deal go through, kyra. >> we'll continue to follow that story. i have a feeling a lot more is going to break, it's just starting to unfold. zain, thanks. >>> trying to broker a deal. in less than two hours from now, he will turn to the public with a news conference. dei dan lothian joins us from the white house. >> reporter: medicare and social security they don't want touched by this deal and on the other side, republicans are saying no tax hikes at all. you're seeing the president using his bully pulpit, if you will, for the second time now in as many weeks, the president holding a press conference, a chance to try to get both sides
attacks almost a decade ago. nbc's anabel reports on the demise. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived in london to oversee the crisis threatening his media empire in britain. on the road to his headquarters he enjoyed one last read of the newspaper he closed down last week. "thank you and good-bye" screamed the front page. it was britain's biggest selling paper with an unbeaten record for exposing corruption but the tables have turned and it is now being investigated following allegations of police bribery and widespread hacking of personal voice mails. few of the current staff were at the paper when these events are alleged to have taken place but all have lost their jobs. >> it's a terrific shame that it's come to this. and as i said to the staff this morning, you know, it's -- nobody wants it to be. >> reporter: mr. murdoch walked out of his london home with rebekah brooks, head of news corp.'s british newspaper. together they face a tempest of criticism and complaint which could jeopardize mr. murdoch's planned $19 billion takeover of britain's largest satellite broadcaster bskyb.
of rupert murdoch's top deputies. elizabeth palmer is in london with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the police investigation is getting very serious now. one of the main lines of inquiry is going to determine or try and determine whether senior officers of murdoch's company knew of or were involved in unethical or especially illegal activity. mobbed by reporters in london, rupert murdoch plowed through, all smiles, to have dinners with his embattled ceo rebekah brooks. she'll be questioned by police later this week. there is a scramble inside murdoch's media empire to control toxic fallout from the "news of the world" hacking scandal which could start waves in the u.s. >> there are waves of could it have happened here? there are locks of reporters at any given time on the ground in the u.s., many stories, many of its celebrity stories are datelined here. >> reporter: the scandal broke last week with the case of milly dowler, a teenager murdered in 2002. her parents and thousands of others discovered that personal voice messages had been hacked by "news of the world" journal
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threaten rupert murdoch's media empire. >> we have this morning's "america's money report." >> good morning. topping america's money -- a deadline on debt. president obama and congressional leaders will meet again today to try to work out a deal on the federal debt limit and deficit, this after a rare sunday meeting at the white house. mr. obama says they have 10 days to reach an agreement. rupert murdoch is now in london, where a tabloid scandal is threatening his media empire. his paper "news of the world" folded for good yesterday, brought down by revelations that reporters hacked into voicemail systems. outrage over that scandal is likely to derail murdoch's latest mega deal for a british tv service. at the box office, "transformers: dark of the moon" hold on to the top spot. it's now the biggest domestic hit of the year with $261 million in sales so far. and today is 7/11, so guess which convenience store is offering up free slurpees. 7-eleven is offering free drinks. that's america's money. >> oh, you can use a slurpee today. it's
, kayla. >>> there is no containing the scandal that has rupert murdoch's media empire in the uk on the ropes. british prime minister gordon brown has come forword and saying that journalists from murdoch's media groups have been trying to illegally trying to obtain private information from him for years. and new reports today of the news of the world newspapers paid offices in the personal protection branch for personal details about the queen and other senior members of the royal family. we are joined by stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, anybody in high office from royalty to government whose phone has not been hacked? >> well, you are starting to sound like everyone has been affected. the door has opened up a little bit and now it is a tidal wave of accusations. and anyone with a ax to grind with rupert murdoch is coming out of the woodworks. there is a perception that the tabloid culture had gotten out of control in the country, and that they answered to no one. they weirded e n wielded enormof power and face nd no authority, and now authority is calling and now it is that
. >> billionaire rupert rupert murdoch's billion-dollar empire may be in trouble. even more of his papers are now under fire, and he's forced to do damage control. >> reporter: the phone-hacking scandal that took down rupert murdoch's news of the world, could be spreading to his other papers. there are -- now reports that they hack the into the personal information of ex-prime minister gordon brown. things like his bank accounts and his son's medical record. news international says it is investigating this latest charge. >> there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout, really, of the stables. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: murdoch is still supporting his embattled ceo, rebecca brooks. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that went on during her watch as news of the world. >> reporter: murdoch is dealing with more allegations of corruption. they said news of the world reporters offered to pay him for phone records of the dead. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal boiled over last week, with the case of millie doweller, a british
. >>> rupert murdoch arrived in london for damage control on a recent phone hacking scandal. the news corp. chairman could be seen in the red range rover reading the final edition of the news of the world paper. his son shut down the popular british tabloid as a result of that scandal. public outrage began after allegations that journalists hacked into voicemail accounts of murder victims and families of dead soldiers. news corp. is the parent company of fox 5. >>> right now the news edge is everywhere at 11:00. new secretary of defense leon panetta met with u.s. troops in afghanistan today during an unannounced visit. he met with members of a med i vac team and visited the 115th support hospital before addressing troops at camp dwyer. panetta is now in iraq where he will meet with troupes and government leaders. >>> at least one -- with u.s. troops and government leaders. >>> at least one is dead and one missing after a boat sinks in russia. a boat carrying more than 100 passengers sank in a river about 450 miles east of moscow. a passing ship saved more than 80 passengers. others made it
the newsstands. the news of the world's issued a full-page apology. its owner rupert murdoch is in london trying to handle the crisis around his media empire. the sunday times reports more arrests are expected over the telephones hacking scandal. >>> nasa is word a piece of space junk may, close to atlantis and the international space station. the space junk is expected to make its closest approach on tuesday as the astronauts will be conducting a spacewalk. the shuttle crew will spend the next week on loading 7,000 pounds of equipment and supplies for the international space station. >>> will and kate's no american tour is over. how was your first trip to the u.s.? >> thank you very much. >> after spending nine days in canada, they wrapped up their three-day stay in california. they visited zero in los angeles and then an inner-city academy of arts and participated in a polo match. then they stopped at a jobs fair for america -- for unemployed veterans. >> this is the last stop on our tour of north america the most important because it's about men and women who choose to put their lives on the
, "the news of the world" folds. but the hacking scandal tainting rupert murdoch's media empire keep exploding. two more murdoch newspapers now accused of trying to tap into the personal information of a former british prime minister. and pakistan's reaction to news that the united states government is cutting millions of dollars in military aid. i'll talk to the country's ambassador to the united states about the growing tension and the impact on the war on terror. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." the federal debt is soaring high or above the limit almost by the second. and president obama is vowing to hold daily negotiations to raise the ceiling if that's what it takes. another round of talks broke up just a little while ago without repeat any break through. with 22 days left the president says he won't accept the stop gap plan to prevent america from defaulting on its debts. he used a news conference this morning to challenge both parties and to lay down some markers. >> i will not sign a 30-day or a 60-day or a 90-day extension. that's just not an acceptable appr
staffers tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims. rupert murdoch arrived in london meeting with the chief executive of his newspaper division, rebekah brooks, headed up "news of the world" and murdoch is publicly backing her, insisting she didn't know what was happening. the final edition of the paper was published yesterday. 5 million copies were printed, that's nearly twice the usual run. the paper also issued a full page apology. dan rivers is live in london this morning with more on this. a lot of people wanted to get their hands on that final edition. >> yeah. it's ironic, isn't it? a paper that has been the subject of such revulsion here, and public outcry, when they announced they were putting out that final edition they had to double the print run, such was the demand. i suppose many think of it going to be a piece of history, really. it's been going for 168 years. it is an institution here. now news perhaps victims of 9/11 could also have been targeted by the illegal practices of the "news of the world," hacking into their phones. this has not been confirmed by cnn
. journalists also hacked into the phones of celebrities who found out and sued. it was james, rupert murdoch's son and heir apparent, who authorized a reported million dollar out-of-court settlement to at least one of the hacking victims. this week, he admitted it was a mistake. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers, with incomplete investigation and that's a matter of real regret for me personally. >> reporter: in fact, it raises some very dangerous questions for the murdoch empire, which includes fox news, the "wall street journal," and the "new york post." murdoch biographer michael wolff: >> james murdoch wrote the initial checks to the people who were suing the company. and the question that investigators are asking now, are they settlement checks or are they hush money checks? >> reporter: only a week ago, rupert murdoch and his powerful family business looked unassailable. not any more. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. >> mitchell: in news above the alexander vin oh company rvo world, the shuttle "atlantis" docked with the international space station today, 240 miles a
. and today, the media mogul who owns the paper, rupert murdoch, swooped in, trying to limit the damage. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london tonight. >> reporter: rupert murdoch rushed to london today to rescue the $33 billion media empire he has spent his life building. as he arrived, he was reading the last issue of "the news of the world." the paper that began his overseas expansion 42 years ago. the best-selling tabloid was on the newsstands here for the last time. >> i think if you've done wrong, you should face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by the criminal excesses of its reporters in search of sensational stories. but in the eyes of many, it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebekah brooks, who dined with murdoch tonight. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stayed. but murdococmay lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b-sky-b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in britain consider a near monopo
on fox 5 morning news. >>> then rupert murdoch in london following a phone hacking scandal involving one of his publications. fox 5 morning news will be right back. >>> making headlines, the family of an iraq war veteran killed on a roller coaster in new york. the sergeant was ejected off the coaster. he lost both legs during a roadside bomb. one expert says he and the operator of the ride made bad decisions allowing him to board. >>> a small plane crashed in alabama. the pilot of the cessna tried landing after it lost its right engine but crashed in a wooded area near a local airport. the victims are said to be a mother and father and five children. the plane was heading from st. louis to florida. >>> in russia, rescuers are hoping to find almost 100 people from a cruise ship accident. hope is fading. many missing are children. nine are confirmed dead. 80 people were rescued. the search continues for the others. the ship was supposed to carry about 120 people but it reportedly had more than 185. >>> rupert murdoch is in damage control mode over the heels of a hacking phone scandal invol
. if rupert murdoch thought shutting down the news of the world was going to end his problems that's clearly not the case. this scandal is spiraling it seems out of control and it has begun to affect his business operation. what you're seeing here today is a move by the government nick clay the deputy prime minister to get murdoch to pull out of this $14 billion deal for the british satellite network bskyb. this is a hugely important deal for him. there is such public pressure and disgust that it's time for him to react to it and pull out. murdoch has flown here to show his support for rebecca brook who was editor of the news of the world as well as support for his son. >> are we talking about billions of dollars here? what size of deal is at risk here for rupert murdoch and his empire? >> it's a $14 billion deal in. the scope of murdoch's business this is not so big that it's going to be detrimental. for his image there's a problem. there's talk of new investigations of news corp. holding that includes holdsings in the u.s. as well. nothing has been announced so far. but it certainly does t
"news of the world". the rupert murdoch media conglomerate has closed the paper. and it delayed efforts today to take over another company, british sky broadcasting or, b- sky-b. we have a report from gary gibbon of "independent television news." >> reporter: gordon brown wooed the murdoch empire like the best of them. but they turned on him, backing david cameron in the last election. today, he turned on them. gordon brown believes his phone and that of his wife may have been hacked into by the "news of the world." he believes someone working on behalf of the "sunday times" accessed his bank account and he believes his son's medical records were obtained by the "sun" newspaper. >> that they had information that fraser had cystic fibrosis which was a matter that they the family were just getting their heads around at the time and dealing with. >> reporter: it was a fast moving day of swirling allegations, political and corporate positioning. amongst the allegations, it was suggested that royal protection officers in the police force had sold confidential royal numbers to the news of the
is in london with the latest. >> rupert murdoch bought "news of the world" but it has been loved by readers and feared by the politicians, celebrities and royals that it has regularly exposed. in its final edition editors asked the reading public not to judge the paper by this scandal but instead by its years in print. with the ink barely dry on the final edition of "the news of the world" rupert murdoch traveled to the uk to manage the damage control personally. on display his so far unqualified support from rebecca brooks, former editor of the paper and now a trusted executive at news corp. smiles for the cameras but calls for hooks to resign are growing louder. one of the most damaging allegations the paper faces is a phone hacking of a 13-year-old murder victim. charismatic redhead was editor of "news of the world "account at the time. >> if she goes that puts a spotlight on rupert murdoch's son james and if he is vulnerable rupert murdoch is himself. >> reporter: he is widely seen as his father's heir apparent. >> james murdoch and rebecca brooks cannot deny responsibility. >> reporter
screening. the fbi says there is no investigation that it was for an intended attack. >>> rupert murdoch's entire media empire is now threatened. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal that took down rupert murdoch's "news of the world" could be spreading to his are the papers. there are now reports, journalists working at other irvetd -- international papers, including the sun and the times, hacked into bank accounts and credit cards. >> cannot go on like this. there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: murdoch is still supporting his embattled ceo, rebecca brooks. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that happened on her watch at news of the world. >> reporter: london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with more claims of corruption, including 9/11 victims. it claims an exnew york city cop says rupert's paper offered to pay him. >> they were in hot water for hacking into the phone of millie dowler. >> reporter: police say journalists from news of the world h
index picked up 44. >>> billionaire rupert murdoch is in mode. his paper news of the world folded for good yesterday. outrage over this scandal is likely to derail his latest megadeal. >>> so today's 7/11. therefore, guess which convenience store is offering a free promotion. 7-eleven is giving away slurpees. >> how about that? i like the cherry flavor. >>> all right, at the box office, transformers -- dark of the moon held on to the top spot. after the second weekend, it took in $260 million. horrible bosses had a pretty strong debut with $28 million. zookeeper was in third with the $1 million. >>> the movie up in the air, he wanted to hit 10 million miles. and he did that this weekend. it took him 29 years and almost 6,000 trips on united airlines. now, he'll always get upgraded and united has named a plane after him. pretty impressive. does he have to pay the baggage fees? >> he told npr he used to be so scared of flying he couldn't get on a plane, now he can't get off a plane. >>> now, next on this monday -- a boy falls 40 feet down a well and his dad springs into action. >> i
" successfully docked with the international space station sunday for the very last time. >>> news corps's rupert murdoch flew to london sunday to personally deal with the phone hacking scandal that threatens to hobble his media empire. this, as new allegations have surfaced that journalists from murdoch's now infamous "news of the world" newspaper may have also tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. england's "daily mail" reports a former new york city cop now working as a private investigator claims "news of the world" reporters offered to pay him for victims' phone numbers and details of the calls they made and received in the days leading up to the 9/11 attacks. despite murdoch shutting down the 168-year-old paper in an effort to extinguish the scandal. it is now seen as threatening a multibillion dollar pay tv deal. >>> in russia, nine people are dead and nearly 100 more are missing after an overloaded ferryboat sank on the volga river sunday. russian authorities said 185 people were crowded on board an aging double-decker tour boat that had a maximum capacity of 120. one survivor told ru
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